Two New Orleans Hotel Collection properties came in among the top 10 New Orleans hotels in the Condé Nast Traveler magazine annual Readers’ Choice Awards, which were announced on October 20, 2015. The Collection hotels chosen include Hotel Le Marais and the Bourbon Orleans Hotel. The two chosen in the readers’ poll combine 19th-century ambiance with 21st-century luxury in the heart of the French Quarter. Hotel Le Marais came in second for New Orleans, scoring 86.312. The Bourbon Orleans Hotel scored a very favorable 82.504.
Bourbon Orleans Hotel, part of the New Orleans Hotel Collection
More than 128,000 travelers participated in the elite magazine’s 28th annual survey, submitting millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments. Readers responded to questions about hotel accommodations, service, food, ambiance, decor, facilities, amenities, surrounding neighborhood and value. Condé Nast Traveler is one of the world’s foremost magazines for discriminating travelers, earning more editorial, design and business awards than any competitor.
All six locally owned and operated Collection hotels exemplify the city’s well-known charm and hospitality. Hotel Le Marais, a 66-room boutique hotel, combines classic and modern influences. Its historic facade belies a modern, upscale sanctuary with four-star amenities and a high-level of personalized service. Arriving guests are offered a complimentary beverage of their choice in the hotel’s intimate bar, Vive!, as well as daily, complimentary continental breakfast. Guest rooms feature Wi-Fi, 42-inch, flat-screen TV, desks with ergonomic chairs, marble bath countertops, walk-in showers, bathrobes and plush pillow-top beds. Amenities also include a heated, outdoor saltwater pool and state-of-the-art fitness center. Many Hotel Le Marais rooms have balconies and French Quarter views. The hotel is just a short distance from lively nightclubs, restaurants, art galleries and museums.
Bourbon Orleans Hotel offers the elegance of a European hotel paired with modern conveniences through a multi-million dollar renovation. The historic property is located just a short walk from St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square and Royal Street’s antique stores, art galleries, and entertainment. In addition to fine accommodations, including junior and townhouse suites, many rooms feature balconies overlooking the Cathedral garden and vibrant street scene. Guests can enjoy the heated, outdoor saltwater pool and 24-hour fitness center. Roux on Orleans offers Creole breakfast and dinner and specialty cocktails are poured at its Bourbon “O” bar.